Saturday, 19 February 2011

London Report - Part 2

Also tasted a few bottles at the hotel room before going out to dinner. Have to recommend Locanda Locatelli - an italian restaurant with stunning food, wine and service!

No 69 - Cusquena  (Peru)
Not in the habit on tasting peruan beer but this one is in the book, so I thought I have a go at it. The nose is light and superficial with notes of dry grass, almonds and a burned bacon-note that wasn´t nice at all. In fact it was rather awful on the nose.
The taste is light and fresher then on the nose but the taste is still rather onedimensionell and not much to write home about. Some lemon and grass and a soft bitterness. Easy forgotten.

68   (tasted from bottle - 2011/02)

X36 - Samuel Smith Organic Best Ale  (England)
Ah - much better! The nose is fine, deep and creamy with notes of peach, pears, some smoak and freshly cut grass. Very good. Some milc chocolate after a while.
The taste is fine and elegant with very good yellow fruit, almond paste and a nice bitterness. Cool and fine. A very good product, as usual, from Samuel Smith.

89p   (tasted from bottle - 2011/02)

No 70 - Meantime London Pale Ale  (England)
A deep, fine, complex nose with notes of dried yellow fruits, fudge, licorice and orange blossom water. Very elegant and to the point.
The taste is fresh as a daisy with lovely notes of dried fruit, milk chocolate and some warm hay. A cool, beautiful bitterness ends the finish. This was a good ale! My first Meantime beer - but not my last!

92p   (tasted from bottle - 2011/02)

No 71 - Moorhouse´s Black Cat  (England)
A deep, creamy, lovely nose with notes of tar, sugared coffee and wood smoke. Very fine sweetness. Just lovely to sit and dip your nose into. Some fresly laid asphalt. Very, very good.
The taste is is the same - deep and creamy with lots of coffee and smoke. Long and lovely with a nce bitterness. Amazing that they can press so much flavour in this only 3,4% beer! Lovely!

93p   (tasted from bottle - 2011/02)


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